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Roadside Picnic / Tale of the Troika Tale of the Troika was a slow and boring read, and I only trudged through it because I felt as if somehow, it would drag its heavy corpse up out of the ditch it was wallowing in and rejoin the rest of us here on dry land Sadly, it did not Roadside Picnic is a fantastic tale centering on the concept of humanity Not a single character in this work of fiction is immune from the examination The setting, dialogue, and environment within which this inspection takes place is like a wonderful frosting on a glorious cake if you re like me, and wholly appreciate both science and philosophy in your sci fi, you ll eat this cake and enjoy it Not much can be said about Roadside Picnic that has not already been said well The novella examines the life of a stalker , Red Schuhart, a man earning his daily bread by entering a forbidden and incredibly deadly place called the Zone, to retrieve fantastic objects and sell them to the highest bidder He grows ever increasingly bitte I ve heard about this story for years I knew Tarkovsky s Stalker was loosely based on this book, and a few days ago a friend comes in and gives me a copy to give to my co worker, but instead of doing that, I read it for myself So I m working two jobs, have a guest in town, and am supposed to be dealing with all kinds of other crap, but all I did with all my av Although this book contains both Roadside Picnic and Tale of the Troika, this review is only of the latter, shorter story Roadside Picnic isn t really worth reading If you re curious about my review of that one, see here.Think of Tale of the Troika as kind of a twisted Lewis Carroll esque fantasy of the Soviet bureaucracy, but not nearly as good as Lewis Carroll would have done.Luckily it is short, because it is hit and miss, with the emphasis on miss Still, there are some delightful sections The argument between the bedbug and abominable snowman about whether the human race was any better than other species is probably the highlight, but there are others scattered amidst the dross.Near the end, there was one paragraph that will ring true for anyone tired of the attack on science common in the United States today Is evolution true Is climate change happening The Soviets knew the power of ideological denial How s he on perjury Feofil asked the goat Never, she replied He always believes every word he says Really, what is a lie said Farfurkis A lie is a denial or a distortion of a fact But what is a fact Can we speak of facts in our increasingly complex life A fact is a phenomenon or action that is verified by witnesses But eyewitnesses can be prejudiced, self interested, Roadside Picnic 3 Stars, an Okay story I thought it was going to have a dated feel to it, but surprisingly it didn t I wasn t real happy with the ending though, big build up then left me hanging I really wanted to Disclaimer I read a different edition, so all of this review is just about Tale of the Troika.Tale of the Troika, in my opinion, was even better than Monday Begins on Saturday which I also adore I read it pretty much in two days It is concise and linear in its storytelling the world is coherent, and the entire story line is freaking hilarious, with a whole crew of lovable characters I don t know how well it would translate for readers not from an ex Soviet country, although most of the satire on bureaucracy fits pretty well into current systems, as well as academia Most people can relate to a committee like this from some point in their career One member who wants to screw you over, one that has no idea what he is talking about, one that wants to sound very important, one that is powerfully dumb, and one that sleeps through the entire thing It is a fun read, very poignant sa didn t get very far into the second story, but roadside picnic is so good that it didn t matter I have to admit, I d much rather watch the Tarkovsky film based on this novel Stalker it s really excellent. Part Of The Soviet Science Fiction Series, With An Introduction By Theodore Sturgeon.Red Schuhart Is A Stalker, One Of Those Strange Misfits Compelled To Venture Illegally Into The Zone And Collect The Strange Artefacts That The Alien Visitors Left Scattered There His Whole Life, Even The Nature Of His Daughter, Is Determined By The Zone.En La Uni N Sovi Tica, Como En Los Estados Unidos, La Fascinaci N Por Las Posibilidades De La Ciencia Y La Tecnolog A Produjo Una Larga Y Rica Tradici N De Ciencia Ficci N Los Hermanos Strugatsky Son Sin Duda Las Primeras Figuras Del G Nero En Su Pais Las Dos Novelas Cortas Que Integran Este Volumen Tienen Una Introducci N De Theodore Sturgeon Picnic Extraterrestre Trata De Una Fugaz Visita De Seres De Otro Planeta, Que Dejan En La Tierra Algunos Desperdicios, Algo As Como Los Restos De Un Picnic Estos Productos Son De Una Tecnolog A Extra A Ponen En Juego Toda Suerte De Ambiciones Humanas Leyendas De La Troika Es Una S Tira Sobre Un Futuro Lejano En El Que El Mundo Se Divide En Innumerables Pisos Conectados Por Ascensores Que Nunca Funcionan Clara Denuncia A La Irracionalidad Burocr Tica, Leyendas De La Troika Es Absolutamente Diferente De Picnic Extraterrestre , Lo Que Prueba La Extraordinaria Versatilidad De Los Hermanos Strugatsky. Tiene una traducci n, justamente la edici n que sale aqu en la miniatura, MAL SIMA Tanto, que estropea la historia hasta el punto que te confunde Si no fuera por ello, las cuatro estrellas caen seguro Un ejemplo, en vez de decir se fue a la MIERDA, dice se fue a las HECES A ver, no negar que me resulta gracioso, pero eso es porque soy raro y surrealista Estoy rebozado de dada smo Supuro luz como un electroduende, y nadie me comprende Pero Joder, en vez de dinero , poner plata y as unas this is just about Tale of the Troika a magnificent satire, mainly about bureaucracy, but about other things as well, incuding elevators The bureaucrats even try to explain some totally inexplicable phenomena, like an Abominable Snowman, a sentient bedbug, a shy pterodactyl and the obl


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